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Saturday, April 16, 2011

OZZY invites you to Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day. Record Store day is an internationally celebrated day, which takes place the third Saturday of April each year. The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate the art of music and to support artists from all calibers. Today hundreds of fans and artists will roam around 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores all over the globe.

Here are some facts about Record Store Day:

- Record Store Day was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner.

- It is a global celebration in which recording artists from all calibers participate in by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets, the holding of art exhibits, and the release of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products. The event is also celebrated with cookouts and drinking parties.

- The Official Ambassador for this year is the "Prince of Darkness" Ozzy Osbourne and he has a message for you:

OZZY RSD Ambassador from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

Related links:
Record Store Day
Find a Record Store near YOU

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jamey JASTA to release NEW album this Summer

Heavy Music icon and enterpreneur Jamey Jasta, is known for being a very dedicated man when it comes to spreading his craft all over the world. Even though he has been very busy with Hatebreed, and is preparing for touring with Kingdom Of Sorrow this summer at the Rockstar Mayem Fest, he still managed to create a new solo project titled "Jasta".

The birth of "Jasta" is a result of Jamey having so much music to share, that he decided to produce another project. Some may ask why the hell is he starting another project? Well, Jasta felt that with so many songs that he has created throughout the years that didn't make it into either Hatebreed or Kingdom of Sorrow, that it would dope for the fans to get some new material this summer. Jasta's new project will be released this summer via EONE Music and it will feature a bunch of special guests.

Here is the OFFICIAL video statement by Jamey Jasta:

Photo credit: Jana Blomqvist of Music Photocalypse

Related links:
Jasta Official
Hatebreed Official
Kingdom Of Sorrow Official
EONE Music

Heavy Music for the Masses?

This past week Heavy Music was represented twice on national media, meaning that millions of people got a taste of the attitude that is a vital component of our scene. While some may say that the having Chris Jericho (Fozzy) on "Dancing With the Stars" and Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) on "American Idol" is a horrible move for Heavy Music. We believe that if anything, it helps to get the word out about the impact of the music we love.

Television has always been a great medium for artists to promote themselves, hence why all the late night talk shows have actors, musicians and bands being interviewed and/or performing on their shows. And while some Heavy Music bands like Slayer, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, deftones, and Shadow's Fall, just to mention a few, occasionally get to perform on late night shows. It is not a an easy process for publicists to get our bands on those shows, since they have to go through lots of bullshit thanks to the social stigma that is part of our culture.

Our opinion is that if two of our Army members are featured on some of the biggest television shows today, we should all embrace the moment and see this as a very positive move towards exposing the masses to Heavy Music. Unfortunately, there are some fans that are very close minded and when an artists gets any exposure that's outside of the Heavy Music world, they start freaking out and calling the artist a "sell-out". This is precisely what happened to Metallica.

Our conclusion is that we should all support the artists that represent our scene and make all of us look good. For those who watched Chris Jericho and Zakk Wylde on national television this week, you know that they made all of us look good. If you haven't seen the clips, well check them out:

Chris Jericho on Dancing With the Stars:

Zakk Wylde on American Idol:

Photo credit: Music Photocalypse

Related links:
Chris Jericho
Zakk Wylde

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peter Steele: Gone but NEVER Forgotten

One year ago we got the terrible news of Peter Steele's passing from our good friend Juliya from Fuse TV. That gloomy night we were one of the first media sources to confirm the passing of Peter Steele. As soon as we posted this very sad news, we immediately got a Twit from former Headbangers Ball host Riki Rachtman. Riki just like all of us, was in complete disbelief about Pete's death. Specially after everyone had witnessed the return of Peter Steele in full force! His last performance in New York City with Type O Negative was absolutely flawless and there was no doubt that he was completely sober the day of his passing.

A day after his passing, we headed over to 3 Of Cups in New York City were there was an unofficial tribute for Peter Steele with some of his close friends and fans. The night was gloomy yet magical. Why magical? Well, the room was full of energy and everyone was embracing each other with respect, while chanting in unison to Carnivore's and Type O Negative's classics. This immediately inspired us to start recoding some sound clips about the legacy and greatness of Peter Steele. This is how our Peter Steele tribute was born.

In order to make our tribute memorable, we decided to contact some close friends of Peter, and ask them to contribute some images of Peter, Type O Negative and Carnivore. Here is what we came up with:

Then at the end of last year, their was a show that inevitably became a tribute to Peter Steele. Joining forces for a celebration of New York Rock were Life Of Agony, Biohazard, Vision Of Disorder and Seventh Void. The show took place at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, and once again the magic was in the air. This is when we decided to get some clips. Next thing we know, it turned into another tribute to Peter Steele! Here are those video clips:

Finally, here is Biohazard doing their song "Loss" in memory of Peter Steele!

REST IN PEACE Peter, we miss and love you! Thanks for re-igniting the Heavy Music scene! \m/

OFFICIAL promo of The Dark Arts Music Festivus

Do you like music that stimulates your senses, and at the same time crushes your ear drums and soothes your soul? And do you like art that infects your vision and ignites your own creativity? Well, Horns Up Rocks and Brutal Bitches Productions have joined forces again and on May 7 they are taking over The Trash Bar in Brooklyn.

Joining us that night will be New York's own Desolate, who will be celebrating their 10th year anniversary. Returning to Brooklyn will be Long Island's Misery, who recently released a killer album called "Evil Is Crowned". Also performing that night will be The Resurrection Sorrow who at the recent Horns Up Rocks showcase, proved that they are ready for bigger and better things. Crushing your senses will be Left In Ruins and Olom, two bands that will get the event jump started with a lethal dose of adrenaline!

Wait, there's more! In addition there will be LIVE painting on stage by accomplished NYC underground Artists: Joey James Hernandez, Lauryn Yovino, and James Groeling. All this artists will also be showcasing their works alongside the dark and evocative Art displays of acclaimed NYC Macabre Artist and Photographer, KING ZOMBIE (Jason Tamvakis), and NYC Graffiti Artist, Joseph Janaro.

The event will be hosted by Alissa Shimansky of Brutal Bitches Productions and DJed by Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks!

Cost: $10 (Tix: events@hornsuprocks.com & Brutal Bitches at Big Cartel)

Come and witness what promises to be a cornucopia of creative mediums, surely to inspire and stimulate all of your darkest Metal senses. \m/

Related links:
Official Facebook Invite
Horns Up Rocks
Brutal Bitches Productions
Trash Bar Show Info
The Resurrection Sorrow
Left In Ruins
Joey James Hernandez
King Zombie
James Groeling
Lauryn Yovino
Joseph Janaro
The Trash Bar

Machine Head: New Album

The mighty Machine Head announced yesterday via their Facebook page that they will be entering the studio this Saturday April 16, to begin recording their seventh studio album. After the worldwide success of "The Blackening", which is considered one of the best Heavy Music albums of the last 10 years, the expectations are very high. The album will be recorded at Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, California.

Machine Head was formed in 1992 by Robb Flynn and Adam Duce. After four lineup changes, the band has one of the most solid lineups in Heavy Music today: Robb Flynn (vocals & guitars), Phil Demmel (guitars), Adam Duce (bass), and Dave McClain (drums). The quartet is ready to enter the studio after being locked up in their rehearsal room demoing songs. As of right now they have 11 tracks, here are some of the working titles for these songs:

- This Is The End
- Who We Are
- Pearls Before Swim
- Under the August Moon
- Damage Inside
- Trans Siberian Thrasher
- I am Hell
- The Darkness Within
- People of the World
- Locust

The record is tentatively schedule to be released this September and is unquestionably one of the most anticipated albums of 2011. Here is an EXCLUSIVE interview we did with Robb Flynn and Dave McClain in which they discuss their new record!

Here are a few videos that Machine Head just released in which they talk about the pre-production process:

Photo credit: Jana Blomqvist of Music Photocalypse

Related links:
Machine Head

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Corey Taylor and Steve Jones to perform with Duff McKagan's LOADED at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards

The 3rd installment of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is just 1 week away, and the list of performers and attendees keeps growing. Its safe to assume that this will be the biggest Heavy Music award show in history. Hosted by Chris Jericho and DJed by Jamey Jasta, the event will take place on Wednesday April 20th (cough, cough, cough) at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. For those of you who can't make it to this Metallic Heaven/Hell, VH1 Classic will be airing the awards show on Saturday May 28, 2011.

It was announced today that Corey Taylor (Slipknot & Stone Sour) and Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) will be performing with Duff McKagan's Loaded at the awards show. Here is the OFFICIAL press release:

"COREY TAYLOR, frontman of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR and REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARD nominee for the “Best Vocalist,” as well as STEVE JONES, legendary guitarist of the SEX PISTOLS, will make special guest appearances during the previously announced performance from DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED at the third annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone®. TAYLOR and JONES will join the band for a furious cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic song “Electric Eye.”

Additionally, this edition of the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" features Mötley Crüe, who will be receiving the "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award" and shock rock legend Alice Cooper, who will be receiving the "Golden God Award". Wait, there's more! This years awards show will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, additionally you can expect performances by: The reunited ORIGINAL Alice Cooper Group, Loaded(led by DUFF MCKAGAN of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver), Devildriver (leading an All-Star tribute to Black Flag featuring Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed), Asking Alexandria (with a guest appearance by SEBASTIAN BACH), Volbeat, Fozzy and many more!

Here are the nominees:

Epiphone® Best Guitarist(s):
- John 5 (for his work with Rob Zombie)
- Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
- Gus G. (or his work with Ozzy Osbourne)
- Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Janick Gers, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
- Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop® Best Drummer:
- Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
- Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
- Joey Jordison (or his work with Rob Zombie)
- Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
- Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
- Mike Portnoy (or his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Vocalist:
- Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
- Chino Moreno (Deftones)
- Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne)
- M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Corey Taylor (or his work with Stone Sour)

Affliction® Album of the Year:
- Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
- Black Label Society, Order of the Black
- Deftones, Diamond Eyes
- Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
- Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
- Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson/Zoom® Best Live Band:
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Gwar
- Iron Maiden
- Megadeth
- Rammstein
- Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete:
• Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
• Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
• Toni Lydman (NHL hockey)
• The Miz (WWE wrestling)
• Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
• Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band:
• Asking Alexandria
• Black Veil Brides
• The Damned Things
• The Pretty Reckless
• Times of Grace
• We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock® Comeback of the Year:
• Accept
• Faith No More
• Murderdolls
• A Perfect Circle
• Soundgarden
• System of a Down

Since Revolver rules, the Heavy Music elite will be present at the event to support this years awards show. Some of the confirmed guests are: Rob Zombie, Vinnie Paul (Pantera and Hellyeah), Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater and now on Avenged Sevenfold), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Brendon Small (Dethklok), master shredder Yngwie Malmsteen and action sports stars Mike Vallely, Chris Cole, Jason Ellis, and Carey Hart, as well as members of Megadeth, Anthrax, and Five Finger Death Punch.

Horns Up Rocks will be there to cover the event, so get ready for some full blown Metallic annihilation!

<a href="http://www.joost.com/3051y1tt">Chris Jericho- Undisputed Book Tour</a>

Photo credit: Cornelia Wickel from Music Photocalypse
Getty Images

Related links:
Revolver Magazine
For more information on tickets for the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards click here.
Music Photocalypse

Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin welcomes VOLBEAT

Headbangers of the world, have you heard the music of Danish masters Volbeat? If the answer is no, then what are you waiting for? For the first time ever, Volbeat will be visiting Sirius XM's Liquid Metal and will be hanging with Jose Mangin! Here is the OFFICIAL press release:

"Danish Metallic Rock band VOLBEAT pays their first visit to Sirius XM's New York City Headquarters to hang with Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin. VOLBEAT is one of our “I told you bands” and we’re happy to see their rise to the top! Tune in to hear music from VOLBEAT, which includes tracks off their latest release "Beyond Hell… Above Heaven", and find out how the band feels about their North American explosion and current tour with the Damned Things."

Where? Liquid Metal (Sirius 27/XM 42)


When? Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 4 PM Eastern

Repeat broadcasts:
- Thursday, April 14th @ 8 PM Eastern
- Saturday, April 16th @ 9 AM Eastern
- Sunday, April 17th @ 5 PM Eastern

Related links:
Sirius XM Liquid Metal

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AMON AMARTH # 1 on Billboard

The monarchs of Swedish Death Metal Amon Amarth, have hit the number one spot on the Billboard Charts with their new album titled "Surtur Rising" (released on March 20, 2011). Their eighth studio album is a head crushing very well written album, so its not surprising at all that they have hit the top of the charts.

"Surtur Rising" is the follow-up to their punishing 2008 release, "Twilight Of The Thunder God". An album that Revolver Magazine listed as number 7 on their Top 20 albums of 2008. Metal Sucks defined this album as: "a bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy… every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem." The famous Time Out New York noted that "Amon Amarth plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days."

Here are some facts about "Surtur Rising":

- Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology.

- "Surtur Rising" was listed among Decibel Magazine's most anticipated albums of 2011.

- The record features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems.

- It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.

- Here are the chart positions to this day for "Surtur Rising":

#34 Billboard 200
#7 Rock Albums
#6 Independent Albums
#19 Canadian Albums
#10 Tastemaker Albums

- Track listing:

1: War of the Gods
2: Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II
3: Destroyer of the Universe
4: Slaves of Fear
5: Live Without Regrets
6: The Last Stand of Frej
7: For Victory or Death
8: Wrath of the Norsemen
9: A Beast Am I
10: Doom Over Dead Man

Amon Amarth is:
Johan Hegg: Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen: Guitar
Johan Söderberg: Guitar
Ted Lundström: Bass
Fredrik Andersson: Drums

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/15: Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
4/16: Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/17: The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/19: Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/20: Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
4/22: The Regency - San Francisco, CA
4/23: Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
4/24: House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
4/25: Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
4/27: White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
4/29: Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30: Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
5/01: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/02: Jaxx - Springfield, VA
5/03: Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
5/05: Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
5/06: Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
5/07: Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA


Presented by METAL HAMMER

13/5 (N) OSLO / Betong
14/5 (S) STOCKHOLM / Tyrol
15/5 (S) GOTHENBURG / Trädgarn *
17/5 (DK) COPENHAGEN / Vega
18/5 (D) HAMBURG / Grosse Freiheit 36 (Tickets)
19/5 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Lo
20/5 (NL) AMSTERDAM / Melkweg
21/5 (D) COLOGNE / E-Werk (Tickets)
22/5 (F) PARIS / Elysee Montmartre
24/5 (D) MUNICH / Tonhalle (Tickets)
25/5 (I) MILAN / Limelight
27/5 (D) DESSAU / Metalfest Germany
28/5 (A) MINING / Metalfest Austria
29/5 (CH) PRATTELN / Metalfest Switzerland

*without Black Dahlia Murder

Horns way UP to Amon Amarth, Metal Blade Records and Earsplit PR!

Related links:
Surtur Rising Landing Page
Amon Amarth's Official Site
Amon Amarth on MySpace
Amon Amarth on Facebook
Amon Amarth on Twitter
Bilboard Charts

Riffing It Up with Kirk Windstein

Kirk Windstein is synonymous to crushing riffs that seek vulnerable ears and destroy them without mercy. His guitar tone is recognizable by millions of Heavy Music fans worldwide, and as result imitated by almost every band out there. Many can try to sound like Kirk, but there is only one man that can handle being in three successful bands, being a father, and a soon to be husband.

After being an active musician for almost 25 years, you would think that Kirk is ready to slow down and lay back. The truth of the matter is that when it comes to the circle of hard-hitting musicians that come from New Orleans, they play music from the heart and not even a devastating hurricane can stop them from spreading their music like a wild fire.

Taking it easy has never been part of Kirk’s ritual; the man is by far one of the hardest working musicians in Heavy Music today. Not only does he lead Crowbar, but he is also a vital part of the mighty Down and Jamey Jasta’s right hand man in Kingdom Of Sorrow. He is also working on a solo record that he hopes to release sometime this year (more details in the video interview).

During Crowbar’s recent stop in New York City for the Metalliance Tour, we sat down to chat with Kirk about life on the road, his music and how after 25 years he decided to leave his boozing years behind in order to focus on his family. This exclusive interview took place in side Irving Plaza as the fans were arriving to catch one of the best tours of the year.

Before we get into the interview, here are some facts about Kirk Windstein:

- Kirk was born in Middlesex, England on April 14, 1965.

- His career started in 1987 when he joined a band called Victorian Blitz as guitarist. The band was a Judas Priest and Iron Maiden cover band.

- Today he sings and plays guitar in Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow.


- Obedience Thru Suffering: released on September 26, 1991
- Crowbar: released on October 12, 1993
- Live +1 (EP): released on March 29,1994
- Time Heals Nothing: released on May 23, 1995
- Broken Glass: released on October 29, 1996
- Odd Fellows Rest: released on July 7, 1998
- Equilibrium: released on March 7, 2000
- Sonic Excess in its Purest Form: released on August 8, 2001
- Lifesblood for the Downtrodden: released on February 9, 2005
- Sever the Wicked Hand: released on February 2011

- NOLA: released on September 19,1995
- Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow : March 26, 2002
- Down III: Over the Under: September 25, 2007
- Down IV: TBD

- Kingdom of Sorrow: February 19, 2008
- Behind the Blackest Tears: June 8, 2010

Without further due, here is the exclusive interview we did with riff master Kirk Windstein, in which he discusses life as a touring musician, his future musical plans and how he was able to get his life back on track.

We want to thank Kirk, Bill Meis at EOne Music and Steve Seabury!

Photo credit: Bards Eye Photography

Related links:
E1 Music
Kingdom of Sorrow

Monday, April 11, 2011

The State of the New York City Heavy Music Scene

After a long dry period, we are very proud to announce that the headbangers of New York City are uniting and are taking every step necessary to make the NYC Heavy Music scene stronger than all. During the last year their has been a new breed of bands, who collectively are keeping the fans hungry for more intensity. Whither it is Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Punk Rock, or Alternative music, everyone is coming together and supporting each other! What's really exciting, is that not only are the fans packing the venues for the national bands, but also for the up and coming Heavy Music underground bands. Even though New York City has always been known as a great market for the heaviness, there used to be a huge gap between the different scenes. Now we are all uniting and becoming one!

Here is a rundown of different bands that are making positive noise and helping to shape up the present and the future of the New York City Heavy Music scene:

\m/ The Judas Syndrome: One of the hardest working bands in the scene, their furious blend of Thrash Metal and Hardcore has helped them to establish themselves as one of the bands with the biggest potential to reach the next level of success. Evidence of their musical growth is that they have been asked to open for International artists such as Nile, Despised Icon, The Acacia Strain, Vision of Disorder, Sworn Enemy, Your Demise, Pro-Pain, D.R.I and more.

\m/ Killcode: Solid Hard Rock band with the potential of becoming a national success. Their music combines elements of Southern Metal with old school Rock N' Roll. They recently opened for Filter and Powerman 5000, and the respond of the crowd made it clear that these guys are ready to spread the code. This summer they will be heading to the Middle East and Africa to bring the Rock to the troops.

\m/ Desolate: Celebrating 10 years of furious cowbell, Desolate are to blame for the current rise of the New York City Heavy Music scene. Their attitude and musical power has re-ignited the scene and they are living proof that no obstacle is big enough for any New York City band.

\m/ Misery: 10 years in the making, Misery recently toured the entire country with Devildriver. Their precise music is not for the weak. Misery possess the right sound and attitude that is key for any band to step to the next level of success.

\m/ PUI: Probably one of the most original bands in the country, the PUI tribe combines mediterranean music with hard hitting Rock music. Their stage show is like no other and their socially conscious lyrics definitely sets them apart. Lead by NC Shuva, PUI stands out for being a professional band with a serious mission: to change music forever.

\m/ Resolution 15: Risky music with a political message that does not distract from their furious Violin Metal. This band combines great talent with very well structured music. Who needs guitars when you have violins that penetrate your soul and crush it to pieces?

\m/ Charetta: Sweet rocking music that has quickly won over the hearts of fans all over the New York City metro area. Their mission has always been to create rocking tunes that touch the souls of those who want to experience a different sonical roller-coaster. This is a band to keep an eye one, but don't even try gripping on them because they will soon be all over the place rocking out.

\m/ IKILLYA: Bringing a lethal dose of adrenalized Metal, Ikillya are a Heavy Metal band that is not afraid of adding different sense-full sounds to their mix. Without following any musical formulas, they have managed to indulge their fans into a musical frenzy. Once you hear Ikillya, you will understand that their music is the equivalent of sparking a stick of dynamite and hearing it explode!

\m/ King Hell: Describing this band is very hard thanks to the different facets that exist within their music. Their well crafted music combines elements of Metal, Funk and Punk Rock. Add a little humor to it, and you have a recipe to a rocking time.

\m/ Slam One Down: This party Metal band take their music very serious but still manage to have a lot of fun while doing so. Their Groove Metal brings any show to life. After recently opening for Unearth, God Forbid, Merauder, and Bleeding Through. Let us warn you that if this band is coming to your town, get ready for some ear piercing songs that groove your soul and crush your face.

\m/ The August Infinity: Fresh alternative music that drives the girls absolutely insane. These guys are very dedicated to their music and have quickly become a familiar face within the New York City Heavy Music scene.

\m/ Alekhine's Gun: One of the newest members of the Metallic family, this band always feeds their fans with some punishing brutality. Lead by Jessica Pimentel, Alekhine's Gun have one of the most solid lineups in the scene. There is no doubt that if this band remains focused on their musical craft, the future should be very interesting for this Heavy Music machine.

\m/ Panzie: A band with a lot of power, attitude and good music. During the last year they have been working very hard on their next chapter. Make sure that if you open the Panzie book that you buckle up! Their badass Hard Rock grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go.

\m/ Fall Of The Albatross: Probably the most original band at the moment, these guys have many flavors and some how manage to blend Metal, Jazz, Tropical, Urban and Emo into one chaotic band. Step by step, Fall of the Albatross are becoming a force to be reckoned with.

\m/ Severed: Organic mix of Heavy Metal and Hardcore that perforates ear drums if handled without care. After a very active 2010, the band is currently focusing on their next musical takeover.

\m/ Hung: The crushing vibe that this band possesses is undeniable. Their music is like nothing you have ever heard before and their meticulous sounds create a brutal display of annihilation. Watch out for Hung because they have a very bright future ahead.

\m/ The Resurrection Sorrow: Groovy dark Hard Rock that makes anybody start headbanging uncontrollably. Another hard working band that is very focused on getting to a new level of confidence and power.

\m/ Empyreon: Full blown epic Heavy Metal that catches your attention and consumes you like the devil. This band combines elements of American and European Metal without being cheesy at all. Seeing them perform live is quiete the spectacle.

Related links:
The Judas Syndrome
PUI Tribe
Resolution 15
King Hell
Slam One Down
The August Infinity
Alekhine's Gun
Fall of the Albatross
The Resurrection Sorrow